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Scripps researchers discover new force driving Earth's tectonic plates
Bringing fresh insight into long-standing debates about how powerful geological forces shape the planet, from earthquake ruptures to mountain formations, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a new mechanism driving Earth's massive tectonic plates. (2011-07-06)
Clues to the Earth's ancient core
Old rocks hold on to their secrets. Now, a geophysicist at Michigan Technological University has unlocked clues trapped in the magnetic signatures of mineral grains in those rocks. (2015-06-04)
Radar Data Will Help Scientists In Their Quest To Pinpoint Climate Change
Scientists from the University of Washington and the British Antarctic Survey explain in the March 25 issue of Nature how they successfully used ground-penetrating radar to show the precise location for each layer of glacial ice, a key to correctly interpreting ice cores to glean climate data. (1999-03-24)
University of Miami geologists to address the mystery of an evolution gap in reef corals
National Science Foundation funds UM project to study the evolution of corals along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. (2013-03-11)
Media Advisory 1 - Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
The Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (WPGM) covers all areas of geophysical sciences. (2004-06-15)
Caribbean collisions: exploring tectonically-active plate margins
The geology of northern Central America reveals a complex record of tectonic and volcanic processes operating in tandem. (2007-11-14)
The Earth and moon formed later than previously thought
The Earth and moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus. (2010-06-07)
Tsunami risk higher in Los Angeles, other major cities
Geologists studying the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake say the risk of destructive tsunamis is higher than expected in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles. (2010-10-10)
Geologists' model reveals foundation flaws in bedrock under new urban centers
Before developers decide to make the desert bloom, they better take a look at what's under the surface of the Earth. (2002-11-12)
Geoscientist receives NSF grant to develop GPS and LiDAR education at UH
University of Houston professor Guoquan (Bob) Wang received a three-year, $168,000 National Science Foundation award that will integrate Global Positioning Systems and Light Detection and Ranging into the UH undergraduate geosciences curriculum. (2013-11-04)
UM researchers find existence of large, deep magma chamber below Kilauea volcano
A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science uncovered a previously unknown magma chamber deep below the most active volcano in the world -- Kilauea. (2014-01-29)
Mars ice deposit holds as much water as Lake Superior
Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, a team of scientists led by the University of Texas at Austin has determined using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (2016-11-22)
Cal-(IT)2 adds new industrial partner SGI
The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology has signed a new industrial partner: SGI Inc. (2001-08-28)
A disturbance in the "force" caused the K-T impact?
This disturbance is more mysterious than Darth Vader. UCLA scientists believe it occurred within the Solar System 65 mya. (2001-06-27)
Oozing magma of ocean floor tells about mantle below
An article in Nature this week reports new information about the movement of the upper mantle immediately underneath the Earth's crust. (2001-02-07)
Media Advisory 1 - AGU Fall Meeting
AGU's Fall Meeting returns to San Francisco, California, 13-17 December. (2004-08-27)
URI physical oceanographer awarded NOAA grant for hurricane research
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) physical oceanographer Dr. (2003-08-28)
The National Academy of Sciences honors Scripps professor with Agassiz Medal
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Professor Emeritus Charles S. (2001-04-17)
Scientists discover volcanic activity in the Galápagos with the aid of satellite radar
Volcanology is a dangerous profession. But rather than risk their lives on the ground, a growing number of geophysicists are using satellite images from outer space to detect volcanic activity on Earth. (2000-10-26)
Management of delta and wetlands contributed to problems after hurricanes
In a guest editorial published in the March-April issue of Ground Water, hydrologists in Louisiana suggest adoption of evolving management plans that recognize engineering, economic and hydrologic realities is key to sustainable development of the Louisiana coastline. (2006-03-08)
This week from AGU: New study details ocean's role in fourth-largest extinction
Extremely low oxygen levels in Earth's oceans could be responsible for extending the effects of a mass extinction that wiped out millions of species on Earth around 200 million years ago, according to a new study published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. (2017-08-16)
BSSA Editor-in-Chief Diane Doser honored with SSA Distinguished Service Award
For her two decades of outstanding dedication and leadership of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, the Seismological Society of America will present Diane I. (2016-05-24)
Despite new technology, earthquake prediction remains elusive
Predicting earthquakes remains an elusive goal, according to scientists who attended the Third Conference on the San Andreas fault system at Stanford. (2000-09-13)
Rice geophysicist to lead multinational ocean drilling effort
Rice University geoscientist Manik Talwani has been named the first president of IMI, a not-for-profit corporation that has qualified to fill the role of the central management office for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). (2003-11-12)
New study casts doubt on validity of standard earthquake-prediction model
A new study by Stanford University geophysicists is raising serious questions about a fundamental technique used to make long-range earthquake predictions. (2002-09-18)
Yale climate scientist honored by Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation recently awarded Alexey Fedorov, Yale assistant professor of geology and geophysics, a 2007 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering for his research on large-scale interactions between tropical oceans and the atmosphere. (2007-10-23)
Yes, It Is Warmer
British and American researchers have determined that the world is indeed getting warmer, that the northern hemisphere is warmer than the southern, that nighttime minimum temperatures have increased more than daytime maximums, and that the average annual surface temperature of Earth is 14.0 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit). (1999-05-11)
URI professor receives NOAA Environmental Hero Award for hurricane research
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has given Isaac Ginis, an associate professor at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, a NOAA Environmental Hero Award for 2002. (2002-04-17)
Model: Ocean currents shape Europa's icy shell in ways critical for potential habitats
In a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, researchers have shown the subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of sustaining biological life. (2013-12-03)
When trees die, water slows
Mountain pine beetle populations have exploded over the past decade, and these insects have infected and killed thousands of acres of western pine forests. (2015-12-16)
The Earth Moves...Synthetic Aperture Radar Takes The Snapshot
Stanford's Howard Zebker, co-developer of a new technology called synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry, describes at AAAS how this satellite-based technology is being used to detect centimeter-sized changes over large areas of the Earth's crust -- such as a volcano breathing or a faultline relaxing after a quake. (1998-02-17)
As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation
New research from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa reveals a large part of the heavily urbanized area of Honolulu and Waikiki, Hawai'i is at risk of groundwater inundation--flooding that occurs as groundwater is lifted above the ground surface due to sea level rise. (2017-03-28)
More rain, less snow leads to faster Arctic ice melt
Rising air temperatures in the Arctic region have led to an increase in rainfall and a decrease in snowfall, making the sea ice more susceptible to melting, a new Australian study has revealed. (2011-07-01)
Tohoku grim reminder of potential for Pacific Northwest megaquake
The March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake is a grim reminder of the potential for another strong-motion mega-earthquake along the Pacific Northwest coast, geophysicist John Anderson of the University of Nevada, Reno told members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in a lecture at their annual conference in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday. (2012-02-21)
Rutgers-Newark research advances electrical imaging to assess pollution control technology
Lee Slater, assistant professor in the department of earth and environmental science at Rutgers-Newark, is using electrical imaging for the first time nationally to assess the performance of new groundwater pollution-control technology. (2002-11-13)
Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes, Stanford geophysicists say
Research by Stanford scientists focuses on geologic features and activity in the Himalayas and Pacific Northwest that could mean those areas are primed for major earthquakes. (2012-12-04)
Computer modelling offers new insight into the formation of the Chicxulub crater in Mexico
Computer simulations have revealed that a vast region of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, may have behaved like a fluid during the formation of the Chicxulub impact crater. (2000-11-13)
Plants save the earth from an icy doom
Fifty million years ago, the North and South poles were ice-free and crocodiles roamed the Arctic. (2009-07-01)
Greenhouse gas effect consistent over 420 million years
New calculations show that sensitivity of Earth's climate to changes in the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) has been consistent for the last 420 million years, according to an article in Nature by geologists at Yale and Wesleyan Universities. (2007-03-28)
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